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Canon introduces new webcam software

Webcams were probably not as popular as in the current situation. Canon has now responded to the increasing demand for high-quality video solutions and released a new webcam software that allows simple Canon cameras to be converted into webcams in no time at all.

Canon reacts to pandemic demand

With the release of the software Canon reacts to the strong increase in demand for high-performance webcams due to the pandemic. Due to massive contact restrictions, meetings in many companies still take place in purely digital form. If at least basic direct personal contact is to be maintained, a webcam is indispensable. With the upgrade option for cameras that have already been on the market for some time, Canon now offers a simple and, above all, free way to get ready to participate in video conferences.

In the spring, Canon had already released the beta version of the software, which can be used to convert simple Canon cameras into webcams. The final version now available can be obtained free of charge from the manufacturer’s website. In order to use the software, a compatible camera and a PC or Mac must be available with which the camera can be operated. The webcam is operated via a USB connection.

High image quality guaranteed ?

In addition, Canon wants to score with a very high image quality. The compatible cameras are comparatively high-quality models that are normally used for semi-professional photography and videography. Features that are not available in standard webcams are included. For example, thanks to a special sensor technology, they are able to provide acceptable images even in low light conditions. In addition, functions for color reproduction and targeted depth-of-field control also contribute to high image quality.

For ideal results, Canon recommends the use of a mini tripod, a fully charged battery, positioning the camera at display height and a neutral, quiet background with no backlighting.

The Canon EOS Webcam Utility Software can be downloaded here free of charge. Currently the software is only available for Windows, a Mac version will follow.

Compatible are the following cameras:

  • EOS-1D X Mark III
  • EOS-1D X Mark II
  • EOS-1D X
  • EOS-1D C
  • EOS 5DS R
  • EOS 5DS
  • EOS 5D Mark IV
  • EOS 5D Mark III
  • EOS 6D Mark II
  • EOS 6D
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 7D
  • EOS 90D
  • EOS 80D
  • EOS 77D
  • EOS 70D
  • EOS 60D
  • EOS 850D
  • EOS 800D
  • EOS 760D
  • EOS 750D
  • EOS 700D
  • EOS 600D
  • EOS 250D
  • EOS 200D
  • EOS 100D
  • EOS 2000D
  • EOS 1300D
  • EOS 1200D
  • EOS 1100D
  • EOS 4000D
  • EOS R5
  • EOS R6
  • EOS Ra
  • EOS R
  • EOS RP
  • EOS M6 Mark II
  • EOS M50
  • EOS M200
  • PowerShot G5 X Mark II
  • PowerShot G7 X Mark III
  • PowerShot SX70 HS

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Simon Lüthje

I am co-founder of this blog and am very interested in everything that has to do with technology, but I also like to play games. I was born in Hamburg, but now I live in Berlin.

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